Tag: war on drugs

COVID-19 and the extraordinary normality of the War on Drugs by Jennifer L. Syvertsen

Jennifer L. Syvertsen , June 27th, 2020


As if it were not challenging enough during the “normal emergencies” [1] of the United States-led War on Drugs, research and advocacy for sane drug policies becomes even…


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Meet nitrous oxide: the fun drug that, because of prohibition, is terrible for the environment

Hilary Agro , April 25th, 2019


The War on Drugs is an expensive, harmful disaster. It’s the most destructive and racist set of policies that exist in the modern era. But! Did you know that…


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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018


Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


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Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018


Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 21: Maurice Magaña on Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. through Ava Duvernay’s 13th

smulla16 , March 1st, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 14: Graham Denyer Willis on Taylor’s #BlackLivesMatter to “Black Liberation”

smulla16 , December 15th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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In the Journals – February 2016

David Thompson , February 24th, 2016


    Welcome back to In the Journals, a look at recent publications in the world of security, law, crime, and governance.  The February issue of Cultural Anthropology is…


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Public Health on Drugs

Michael Agar , June 2nd, 2014


Michael Agar Rachelle Annechino invited me to write something about the concept of “public health” as I experienced it in my decades-long and checkered past in the drug…


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